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Macedonia and Greece appear close to settling 27-year name dispute

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Macedonia and Greece appear close to settling 27-year name dispute

- Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev with European Council president Donald Tusk Macedonia is poised to dispatch its foreign minister to Greece as speculation mounts that the two countries are moving towards settlement of the name dispute that has kept them at loggerheads for the past 27 years. Greece, a member of both the EU and NATO – world’s biggest trading bloc and the military alliance – has thwarted Macedonia membership drives into both organisations since 2008 over the name “Macedonia

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Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia

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Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia

- REUTERS: Plucky Macedonia gave Spain a tough test in their World Cup Group G qualifier in Skopje on Sunday but despite a superb goal from Stefan Ristovski the Spaniards still ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from David Silva and Diego Costa. Spain quickly unlocked the Macedonian defence in the 15th minute, Andres Iniesta chipping a pass to Jordi Alba who pulled it back to Silva who turned and shot to open the scoring

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España por el triunfo ante Macedonia - Diario Co Latino

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España por el triunfo ante Macedonia - Diario Co Latino

- España por el triunfo ante Macedonia Skopje/dpa. lentada por el invicto que ostenta desde que Julen Lopetegui asumió el mando, la selección española de fútbol tratará este domingo vencer a Macedonia y así acercarse a la clasificación directa para el Mundial de Rusia 2018. Reforzada por los jugadores del Real Madrid que no estuvieron en el amistoso del miércoles frente a Colombia, España intentará sumar tres nuevos puntos que la mantengan al frente del Grupo G de la zona europea de clasificación

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UEFA Super Cup: Ronaldo & Real Madrid to face Manchester United in Macedonia

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UEFA Super Cup: Ronaldo & Real Madrid to face Manchester United in Macedonia

- The Portugal star will take on his former club in the clash between the reigning Champions League and Europa League winners on August 8. Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will take on Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup in Macedonia on August 8. Zinedine Zidane's team booked their place in the start-of-season showpiece by beating Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final, with Ronaldo scoring twice in the 4-1 victory in Cardiff

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Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM

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Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM

- Skopje (AFP) - Macedonia's parliament voted in Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev as prime minister late Wednesday, in a first step towards ending the country's two-year political crisis. Zaev won the support of 62 lawmakers in the 120-seat parliament. "I conclude that the parliament voted in the government of Macedonia," parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi said after the vote. The parliamentary vote came six months after a snap general election in December

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Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

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Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

- MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia's political situation. Putin made the statement Wednesday at the start of his talks with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, voicing hope that Ivanov's experience would help "Macedonia's domestic situation develop in accordance with the constitution in a democratic way." Since 2015, the Balkans nation has been roiled by a political crisis that threatened to ignite inter-ethnic conflict between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, who make up a quarter of the population

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15 charged in attack on Macedonian parliament that hurt 100

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15 charged in attack on Macedonian parliament that hurt 100

- SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say they’ve filed criminal charges against 15 people suspected of being involved in a violent attack against the parliament three days ago. Police said Sunday the group was charged for “participation in a mob and preventing officials from performing their duties.” Months of political tensions in Macedonia boiled over Thursday night over disagreements about the election of a new parliament speaker

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

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Hundreds protest stray dog poisonings in Macedonia

- SKOPJE, Macedonia — Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital of Skopje to protest a recent spate of stray dog poisonings in several cities around the country. The sight of dozens of stray dogs dying in Skopje alone last month has alarmed conservationists and animal welfare groups. Radmila Pesheva from the "Anima mundi" protection group warned Saturday that poison is freely available at the market and demanded that authorities regulate its sale and punish those poisoning stray dogs

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Macedonia's Social Democrats Seek Mandate to Form Government

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Macedonia's Social Democrats Seek Mandate to Form Government

- SKOPJE — Macedonia's opposition Social Democrats urged the president on Monday to give them a mandate to form a new coalition government and to rebuff calls by the ruling conservatives to hold a new election. As a midnight deadline expired, the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party announced it had failed to reach agreement on a renewed coalition with ethnic Albanians after a December election. The VMRO-DPMNE, in power from 2006 to 2016,

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Pope meets bishops of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo in ad limina visit

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Pope meets bishops of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo in ad limina visit

- 2017-01-30 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday met with the bishops of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, who are in Rome for their “ad limina apostolorum” visit. The President of the International Bishops’ Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius, to which the bishops belong, spoke to Vatican Radio ahead of the ad limina visit. Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. “As for Serbia, collaboration and

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India U-17 0-0 Macedonia U-17 - Indian Colts pull off a goalless draw against Red Lynxes
India U-17 0-0 Macedonia U-17 - Indian Colts pull off a goalless draw against Red Lynxes The Indian Colts locked horns with U-17 side of Macedonia on Wednesday as a part of their exposure visit to Europe. Luis Norton's youngsters drew against the Red Lynxes in what was a cagey affair at Kaposvar, Hungary. The Indian side comprised regular starters Komal, Aniket, Ali and Sarkar. The cubs battled it out against Macedonia after succeeding in restricting Serbia to last week   Read More ...
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Naming Macedonia: It'll be harder than it looks
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Macedonia should resolve name dispute to join EU, NATO: experts
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Spain starlet Marco Asensio shows Europe could soon be his with magnificent Macedonian mauling
Spain starlet Marco Asensio shows Europe could soon be his with magnificent Macedonian mauling Those left bored by England’s drab start to the European Under-21 Championship in Poland will have been left thrilled as tournament favourites Spain started with a 5-0 rout of Macedonia. And few thrilled more than La Roja’s ace in the pack, Real Madrid's brightest young star, Marco Asensio. The young Spaniard’s rise has so thrilled Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu that he has usurped James Rodriguez in the Spanish capital   Read More ...
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European U21 Championship wrap: Marco Asensio bags treble as Spain rout Macedonia, while Portugal edge past Serbia
European U21 Championship wrap: Marco Asensio bags treble as Spain rout Macedonia, while Portugal edge past Serbia Spain got their European Under-21 Championship challenge underway with a dominant 5-0 win over Macedonia, with Real Madrid's Marco Asensio playing a starring role. The young midfielder scored a hat-trick - the first a quite sumptuous 25-yarder that dipped just under the crossbar - to show why he's become an increasingly big part of Zinedine Zidane's plans in the Spanish capital   Read More ...
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Name aside, Macedonia seeks Greek support to join EU, NATO
Macedonia ask Greece on Wednesday to help its bid to join NATO and the European Union, efforts frozen by a decades-long dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name. Greece, a member of both groups, says Macedonia's use of the name could imply territorial claims on Greece's most northerly province of the same name. It is withholding support for Macedonia's further integration until it agrees to change it and has managed to get many international bodies, including the United Nations to formally refer to it as the Former Yugolav Republic of Macedonia, or FYROM   Read More ...
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Name in frame, Macedonia seeks Greek support to join EU, NATO
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Macedonia and Greece appear close to settling 27-year name dispute
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Macedonia 1 Spain 2: Silva and Costa keep visitors on top
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Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia
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Arda Turan retires from international football after alleged attack on journalists
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Arda hits out at media 'slander' after alleged scrap with journalist
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Man fires shots at Macedonia's outgoing health minister
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Macedonia Has New Government, but Rocky Road Ahead
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Zoran Zaev wins confidence vote to form goverment
Zoran Zaev wins confidence vote to form goverment Macedonia's parliament endorsed a new government led by Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev on Wednesday, in a first step towards ending the country's two-year political crisis. Zaev, whose SDSM party has formed a coalition with parties representing the country's ethnic Albanians, won the support of 62 out of 120 MPs, in a vote that came nearly six months after parliamentary elections   Read More ...
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Macedonian MPs vote in new government after deadlock
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Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM
Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM SKOPJE: Macedonia's parliament voted in Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev as prime minister late Wednesday, in a first step towards ending the country's two-year political crisis. The 42-year old Zaev, an economist by training, won the support of 62 lawmakers in the 120-seat parliament, obtaining votes from MPs of his SDSM party and the main ethnic Albanian parties. "I conclude that the parliament voted in the government of Macedonia," parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi said after the vote   Read More ...
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Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM
Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM Skopje (AFP) - Macedonia's parliament voted in Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev as prime minister late Wednesday, in a first step towards ending the country's two-year political crisis. Zaev won the support of 62 lawmakers in the 120-seat parliament. "I conclude that the parliament voted in the government of Macedonia," parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi said after the vote. The parliamentary vote came six months after a snap general election in December   Read More ...
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Macedonia's Zaev wins confidence vote to form new government
Macedonia's parliament has elected a new center-left coalition government led by former opposition leader Zoran Zaev, ending a six-month political stalemate.   Read More ...
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Macedonia's Zaev wins confidence vote to form new government
SKOPJE, Macedonia – Macedonia's parliament has elected a new center-left coalition government led by former opposition leader Zoran Zaev, ending a six-month political stalemate. Lawmakers voted 62-44 just before midnight Wednesday to confirm a 26-member Cabinet proposed by Zaev, who leads the Social Democrat party. Five lawmakers abstained and nine were absent. Zaev was sworn in as prime minister by the parliament speaker immediately after the vote   Read More ...
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Macedonian lawmakers hold debate before confidence vote
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) - Macedonian lawmakers are holding a debate before a crucial confidence vote to confirm Cabinet posts in a future center-left government that will end a six-month political stalemate. The vote at midnight Wednesday is for the confirmation of 26 ministers, including Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev, who heads the Social Democrats. Zaev has formed an alliance with small ethnic Albanian parties to control 62 of parliament's 120 seats, after coming second in December elections that produced a hung parliament   Read More ...
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Macedonian lawmakers hold debate before confidence vote
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian lawmakers are holding a debate before a crucial confidence vote to confirm Cabinet posts in a future center-left government that will end a six-month political stalemate. The vote at midnight Wednesday is for the confirmation of 26 ministers, including Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev, who heads the Social Democrats. Zaev has formed an alliance with small ethnic Albanian parties to control 62 of parliament's 120 seats, after coming second in December elections that produced a hung parliament   Read More ...
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Macedonia's New PM Vows to Pursue Economic Reform, EU & NATO Membership
Macedonia's New PM Vows to Pursue Economic Reform, EU & NATO Membership SKOPJE — Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev vowed on Tuesday to step up economic reforms and pledged to speed up the country's bid to join the European Union and NATO, as he presented the program of his new cabinet in parliament. Macedonia has been without a functional government since 2015, after a wiretapping scandal brought down the previous administration. Zaev's Social Democrats have now formed a coalition with parties representing the country's ethnic Albanians   Read More ...
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Macedonia's PM-designate pledges EU, NATO integration
Macedonia's prime minister-designate Zoran Zaev pledged today to lead the country into the European Union and NATO as the parliament began debate on forming the new government. Under the rule of conservative leader Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia has drifted away from its proclaimed goal to join the two blocs, in particular since in 2008 Greece vetoed its NATO membership due to a long-lasting row over the country's name   Read More ...
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Macedonia lawmakers set to back new government
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Lawmakers in Macedonia have begun a debate to confirm cabinet posts in a future center-left government and end a six-month political stalemate. Parliament on Tuesday considered the 26 officials proposed as ministers by Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who is set to take over as prime minister after a vote of confidence in his new government late Wednesday   Read More ...
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Macedonia lawmakers set to back new government
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Lawmakers in Macedonia have begun a debate to confirm cabinet posts in a future center-left government and end a six-month political stalemate. Parliament on Tuesday considered the 26 officials proposed as ministers by Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who is set to take over as prime minister after a vote of confidence in his new government late Wednesday   Read More ...
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Macedonia's PM-designate sends cabinet picks to parliament
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev has submitted his new coalition cabinet and governing program to parliament for approval, almost six months after an inconclusive general election. The left-wing former opposition leader proposed a 26-member cabinet Monday made up of members of his Social Democratic Union and two small ethnic Albanian parties. Macedonia has been governed by a caretaker cabinet since January 2016   Read More ...
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Macedonia's PM-designate sends cabinet picks to parliament
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev has submitted his new coalition cabinet and governing program to parliament for approval, almost six months after an inconclusive general election. The left-wing former opposition leader proposed a 26-member cabinet Monday made up of members of his Social Democratic Union and two small ethnic Albanian parties. Macedonia has been governed by a caretaker cabinet since January 2016   Read More ...
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Macedonia's foreign ministry summons Serbian ambassador
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's foreign ministry has summoned Serbia's ambassador to explain the presence of a Serbian diplomat and intelligence officer in the country's parliament during the building's storming by protesters last month. The incident left more than 100 people injured. The ministry on Friday expressed "dissatisfaction and concern about the unauthorized presence of a diplomat" during the violent events of April 27 and requested detailed explanations   Read More ...
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Macedonia's foreign ministry summons Serbian ambassador
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's foreign ministry has summoned Serbia's ambassador to explain the presence of a Serbian diplomat and intelligence officer in the country's parliament during the building's storming by protesters last month. The incident left more than 100 people injured. The ministry on Friday expressed "dissatisfaction and concern about the unauthorized presence of a diplomat" during the violent events of April 27 and requested detailed explanations   Read More ...
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Macedonia's foreign ministry summons Serbian ambassador
Macedonia's foreign ministry has summoned Serbia's ambassador to explain the presence of a Serbian diplomat and intelligence officer in the country's parliament during the building's storming by protesters last month. The incident left more than 100 people injured. The ministry on Friday expressed "dissatisfaction and concern about the unauthorized presence of a diplomat" during the violent events of April 27 and requested detailed explanations   Read More ...
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Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis
Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia's political situation. Putin made the statement Wednesday at the start of his talks with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, voicing hope that Ivanov's experience would help "Macedonia's domestic situation develop in accordance with the constitution in a democratic way." Since 2015, the Balkans nation has been roiled by a political crisis that threatened to ignite inter-ethnic conflict between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, who make up a quarter of the population   Read More ...
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Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis
Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia's political situation. Putin made the statement Wednesday at the start of his talks with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, voicing hope that Ivanov's experience would help "Macedonia's domestic situation develop in accordance with the constitution in a democratic way." Since 2015, the Balkans nation has been roiled by a political crisis that threatened to ignite inter-ethnic conflict between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, who make up a quarter of the population   Read More ...
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Macedonian court convicts 9 over parliament invasion
SKOPJE, Macedonia – A Macedonian court has convicted nine people of participating in a mob invasion of parliament last month that left more than 100 people injured. The Skopje court on Tuesday imposed six-month suspended jail sentences on all nine men, who had pleaded guilty and expressed repentance over the violence. An angry mob stormed parliament on April 27 after lawmakers clashed over the election of a new speaker   Read More ...
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Macedonian court convicts 9 over parliament invasion
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian court has convicted nine people of participating in a mob invasion of parliament last month that left more than 100 people injured. The Skopje court on Tuesday imposed six-month suspended jail sentences on all nine men, who had pleaded guilty and expressed repentance over the violence. An angry mob stormed parliament on April 27 after lawmakers clashed over the election of a new speaker   Read More ...
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Macedonia Suspends 16 Police Officers After Parliament Invasion
Macedonia Suspends 16 Police Officers After Parliament Invasion The Macedonian Interior Ministry has suspended 16 police officers for their failure to prevent a violent storming of the parliament building by nationalist protesters. The angry invasion of the parliament on April 27, which included masked men, resulted in dozens of journalists and lawmakers being injured, including Social Democratic Union leader Zoran Zaev. Zaev is now attempting to form a government and become Macedonia's prime minister after he received the mandate from President Gjorge Ivanov, who had previously refused to do so   Read More ...
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